Shooting in the wind.

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  1. Spencer Freeman

    Spencer Freeman Member

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    If your shooting 55yds and the flags at 15yds, 30 yds and 45yds are all going in different directions which one would you use as a guide to allow for wind?
     
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    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    If in doubt give it now't. :cool::)
     
  3. mike

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    Go home because that's not wind....
    It's a bloody Tornado:D:D

    And where do you shoot that has flags every 15 yards on a lane? I must be missing somethingo_O

    Are we assuming that you are talking about the wind blowing left to right then right to left, then left to right again, all within the space of 45 yards and then doing something completely different at the target? as that would be some kind of wind.

    Only advice given to me by an exceptionally good shooter (who sadly is no longer with us) when shooting in a swirling wind was "aim straight at the kill and pray" :D

    Seems to work though:)

    ATB
    M.
     
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  4. nemesis

    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    Which ever's the strongest minus the other two influences, or just shoot morning sessions.
     
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    You can use flags in outside Benchrest:)
    Though not out to 55yds .
    Could be a trick question :) :)
     
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    The wind closest to the gun will have the greatest effect simply because the change in direction of the pellet from the wind acts for longer than the later changes. However, if the wind next to the gun is a gentle breeze and the other two are howling gales then they will have most effect. Better to wait for the wind to drop if possible as said before or reduce the wind allowance based on the closest reading.
     
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    +1
    And pray!
     
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    The voice of experience , must agree with that :) :)
     
  10. Spencer Freeman

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    It's my own private range that my son and daughter and I use to practice. I put the flags up at 15yd intervals to help gauge the wind. Sometimes you find the closest flag flying to the left and the furthest one flying to the right.
     

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    Why don't you try using your gun on the range in those conditions, then you could tell us what happens rather than getting people to guess?
     
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    that happens all the time at our rang, can never work it out its a brain teaser for sure
     
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    Evo SCOUSER and top wheel nicker

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    practice in those conditions, its the only way, or as the champ says WAIT
     
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    Waiting is great, except sometimes when you wait for a lull, just as you fire the wind seems to whip the pellet away.
    Sometimes it can be of benefit to wait until the wind is at it's height where you are, then fire so that the pellet is travelling for the majority of it's flight in a lull.
    Try it...;)
     
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    I'm not saying wait only for a lull, I tend to wait for everything to blow the same way, then at least you know you're in with a chance. Or shoot morning and pump Neil for years!
     
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    After practising for a few hours in the wind not dwelling on the shot seemed to work for me. The longer I spent thinking about the shot, or over thinking it, the more likely I seemed to miss.
     
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    This is why I like timed events
     
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    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    My ar$e see is still sore from last yeaar boyo, can't you go back to pumping sheep, fair play fella? :D
     
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    Agreed. I tend to that when I'm not timed in competitions I keep getting distracted as to if I'm taking the mick or not by waiting for a more handleable wind. As much as waiting for the wind to drop is a tactic, it's also sometimes for the wind to be more consistent in direction or for it to be more detectable, that I'm waiting for. I'm quite happy giving it a load if I'm happy that's what it needs.
     
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